S. R. Fowle Store

201 West Main Street

Present-Day - Lemonade Art Gallery

S. R. Fowle & Son was a prosperous shipping and trading business that depended primarily on schooners to transport cargo to and from the northeastern United States and the many islands of the West Indies.


The following is quoted from "Pen and Picture Sketches, Greater Washington, North Carolina, 1915."


"There is no firm in Washington that is more closely identified with the history of the city than S.R. Fowle and Son, established in the year 1818, which makes it one of the oldest and best-known houses in North Carolina. In the early days, the firm was largely identified with the shipping interests, doing a large importing and exporting trade and owning a number of ships. The business is now devoted to the handling of general merchandise, including dry goods, clothing, shoes, hardware, sash, doors, blinds, building supplies coal, have several immense warehouses, also an extensive sawmill, many people being employed in the several departments."

Harbor District Historical Tour - Washington, North Carolina
  1. St. Peter's Graveyard
  2. A. W. Styron House
  3. Farrow Shipyard
  4. Marsh House
  5. Myers House
  6. Hyatt House
  7. U. S. Weather Bureau Storm-Warning Tower
  8. J. S. Farren Oyster Cannery
  9. Mulberry Tavern
  10. City Market House
  11. Old Town Hall
  12. Old Beaufort County Courthouse
  13. John Gray Blount House
  14. Turnage Theater
  15. Hotel Louise
  16. Mallison Hardware
  17. S. R. Fowle Store
  18. Fowle Warehouse
  19. Bank of Washington
  20. Atlantic Coastline Terminal
  21. Pamlico Point Lighthouse
  22. Havens Warf
  23. Havens House
  24. Fowle House
  25. U. S. Lighthouse Service Buoy Yard
  26. More Information